Advantages of using OER in K-12 Education

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What Are Open Educational Resources (OER)? Open educational resources or OER are teaching, research, and learning resources that are available in the public domain for free use. Benefits of OER for K-12 Education. This makes it the perfect alternative to expensive textbooks.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. Universities will finally accept they are service providers. As the latest edition of Educause Review indicates, universities are fee-for-service businesses. There’s no point rehashing the same lectures when the world’s best authorities have already recorded them and offered them to the world as OERs. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. Universities will finally accept they are service providers. As the latest edition of Educause Review indicates, universities are fee-for-service businesses. There’s no point rehashing the same lectures when the world’s best authorities have already recorded them and offered them to the world as OERs. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

Moodle Alternatives according to some sites . Type in Moodle Alternatives on a search engine, and a slew of sites pop up. Here is a sampling of those vendors on the (“Alternative to Moodle). It also due to service providers who can customize Moodle, for a fee. .

The Making of a Future-proof Online Learning Program for Colleges & Universities

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These sources include open educational sources (OERs). Early research suggests that learning from OERs is similar to that achieved from traditional textbooks. Here’s Everything You Must Know Before Selecting Gamification Services. Alternatively, the success of a learning program may also be measured by how popular or useful it is, based on student feedback.

Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

Apart from rental services, these publishers can earn revenue through banner ads, and also by offering additional learning resources. If educational institutes start adopting OERs in classrooms, students will be able to save a lot of money that would otherwise be spent on purchasing textbooks and rental subscriptions. Although rentals are a good option approved by educational institutes, OER is yet to be widely accepted by educational institutes.

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Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

It seemed only logical and feasible for students to use these alternative options, than pay for heavily priced new textbooks. But how do they compete with resources like MOOCs and OERs that have made high quality course content from respected university professors available for free? Wikipedia defines the subscription model as a business model in which a customer must pay a recurring price at regular intervals for access to a product or service.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

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Reusing eLearning material (OER) from other sources or not, asks UNESCO. Three reasons why I hesitate - Ignatia Webs , September 22, 2010 Unesco is inviting us to jointly discuss OER, so if you are interested, let yourself be heard! concerning OER. Tweetbook is a free service that will create a PDF ‘book’ of all your own tweets. Select a year anywhere from 1860 to today and this service cues up videos found on YouTube pertaining to that year.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

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Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine - Kapp Notes , March 2, 2010 Unfortunately, Training Magazine is folding up shop on its web site, print magazine and conferences. Packrati.us = Twitter + Delicious - Social Media in Learning , March 9, 2010 This site provides a useful and very simple bookmarking service for Twitter. OER (9). Best of eLearning Learning. March 1, 2010 to March 14, 2010. March is off to a great start!

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 12-14, 2012 Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems (MOBIQUITOUS): Computing, Networking and Services, 9 th , annual, Beijing, China. link] December 16-19, 2012 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS): Digital Innovation in the Service Economy, Orlando, Florida, USA. Clayton R.